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info@lowedgesacademy.org
Lowedges Road, Lowedges.  S8 7JG - view location

0114 237 2196 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Lowedges Junior Academy aims to provide an inclusive educational environment for every pupil, providing them with the opportunity to fulfil his/her potential using best endeavours to secure special educational provision.

We therefore aim to ensure that:

  • All teachers have high expectations of pupils with SEND, including a commitment to ensuring they can achieve their full educational potential.
  • All teachers deliver high quality provision to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
  • We identify and assess pupils with SEND as early as possible and provide a flexible and staged structure of provision to meet all identified needs.
  • We collaborate with education, health and social care services to provide resources to meet the needs of pupils.
  • Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from teaching assistants or specialist staff.
  • All staff develop their awareness of special educational needs and focus on inclusive practice to remove barriers to learning with access to a broad, balanced yet relevant mainstream curriculum which is differentiated to ensure continuing progress.
  • All pupils with SEND to be actively involved in the decision making process and be allowed to express their views, wishes and feelings. These views will be taken into account when planning their curriculum giving them greater choice and control.
  • We involve parents/carers as partners in the education of their children and provided them with the information and support necessary to enable participation in decision making.
  • Pupils with SEND engage in the activities of the Academy alongside pupils who do not have SEND. This reflects their rights as stated in the Children’s Act 1989 and the Equality Act.
  • All pupils are valued equally as individuals taking into consideration other factors which contribute to learning, behaviour, wellbeing and state of mind.

The Academy’s SEND Information Report is part of the Sheffield Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The Local Offer can be found using the following link http://www.sheffielddirectorv.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/fsd/localoffer

The downloadable documents below provide more information regarding our SEND Report and provision within the academy.

LJA SEND Policy

Should you feel that your child may have additional needs or require extra support in their education, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our inclusion team either via the office on: 0114 2372196 or at SEND@lowedgesacademy.org

The Inclusion team

Kirsty Parkes – SENDCo (Kirsty.parkes@lowedgesacademy.org)

Clare Goddard – Inclusion Manager

Joanne Waller – ACET Inclusion Manager

Cheryl Barquero – ACET Inclusion Lead (Cheryl.barquero@astoncetrust.org)